Praised by the New York Times for “filling the pristine structures of Classicism with fire,” CCM’s String Quartet-in-Residence continues its 2018-19 concert series with the music of Haydn, Zemlinsky and Mendelssohn.

The internationally renowned Ariel Quartet concludes its fall 2018 concert series at UC’s College Conservatory of Music (CCM) at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium.

Featuring Haydn’s String Quartet No. 55 in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2; Zemlinsky’s String Quartet No. 2, Op. 15; and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 44, No. 1 — this is the second performance of the ensemble’s four-part concert series at CCM. The talented string musicians have additional concerts on January 29 and March 26, 2019.

The Calgary Herald praised the Ariel Quartet’s recent concert at Canada’s Calgary Pro Musica concert series, where the ensemble performed Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 3 in D Major:

“The breathless speed of [Mendelssohn’s Quartet in D major’s] opening, with its frantic scrubbing from the lower strings, gave the performance a wonderful sense of being on a thrill ride … All the members of the quartet gave their best, their flat-out style of performing evidently a joy for them and for the audience.”

Formed in Israel in 1998, the Ariel Quartet is comprised of Alexandra “Sasha” Kazovsky, violin; Amit Even-Tov, cello; Gershon Gerchikov, violin; and Jan Grüning, viola. It has served as CCM’s string quartet-in-residence since 2012. Learn more about the Ariel Quartet at


HAYDN: String Quartet No. 55 in D Major, Op. 71, No. 2
ZEMLINSKY: String Quartet No. 2, Op. 15
MENDELSSOHN: String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 44, No. 1

Performance Time
8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30

Corbett Auditorium, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Purchasing Tickets
Tickets are $25 for general admission, $15 for non-UC students and FREE for UC students with valid ID. Single tickets are on sale now.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the CCM Box Office, over the telephone at 513-556-4183 or online now through our e-Box Office! Visit for CCM Box Office hours and location.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit for more information on parking rates.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit

The Ariel Quartet’s 2018-19 CCM concert series is made possible by the generous contributions of an anonymous donor, The Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander, Mrs. William A. Friedlander, Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bloom, Mr. and Mrs. J. David Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. Harry H. Santen, Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Sittenfeld, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman, Dr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Striker and Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer.

Story by CCM Gradaute Student Jonathan Dellinger

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